A graduate of Millikin University’s School of Music, Brittni earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Business in 2009 before relocating to Nashville, TN. Her career began with several years in public relations where she assisted with campaign efforts for artists and organizations including Hank Williams Jr., Dolly Parton, Wynonna, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Christmas 4 Kids, Country Thunder Music Festivals and more. Following her time in PR, she continued on to work directly for Country Thunder Music Festivals, joining the team as Project Manager and then ultimately assumed the role of Creative Director, handling digital marketing and advertising, brand management, event logistics, sponsor and media relations and on-site vendor contracting and management. For the past five years, Brittni has worked with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association dedicated to protecting the rights and future of the profession of songwriting. As NSAI’s Director of Creative & Communications, her responsibilities include overseeing all marketing and publicity efforts, as well as brand management and operational assistance for the company and several of their annual events including the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival and the Nashville Songwriter Awards.
What made you fall in love with music?
I can’t pinpoint how or why I fell in love with music, it has just always been a presence in my life from day one. Whether it was being the youngest rehearsal groupie of my Father’s 80's rock band Destiny, playing piano/organ and singing alongside my Grandmother, or creating and performing music with friends throughout school, music has played such an important role in who I am today.
Best concert you have ever been to?
I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to see more shows than I can count so this is a hard one. Sara Bareilles and Kacey Musgraves at The Ryman, Florence and the Machine, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Beyonce, Civil Wars, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr. – I could go on and on!
What drew you to NSAI?
Working alongside people that love and value music as much as I do, and working for and with the songwriters who create that music. Without the writers, life’s moments would be so different. Music helps us celebrate, get through the tough times, and it speaks when we can’t find the words. I just can’t imagine life without it. NSAI’s goal is to not only make songwriting as a career sustainable, but to help it return to a thriving career and I’m lucky to be able to contribute to that cause in any way possible.
Favorite Nashville Coffee Shop?
Now that my favorite is gone (JJ's Market in Midtown) Frothy Monkey in the Nations is my go-to spot.